Why Mexican politician wants star banned from country
With three goals to his name from four appearances in Qatar, the Argentine icon has helped fire his country to the quarter-finals of the competition, where they will meet the Netherlands on Friday night.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has excited fans all through the opposition, demonstrating that he’s as yet one of the absolute best in the world even at 35 years of age.
Nonetheless, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner incidentally ended up at the focal point of a tempest of contention after Argentina’s 2-0 group stage triumph over Mexico.
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During film taken from Argentina’s parties in their changing room, Messi seemed to flick a Mexico shirt that had wound up on the floor with his foot while taking his boots off.
Everything looked coincidental, yet numerous Mexican fans were disturbed in the wake of seeing the recording, including pound-for-pound boxing hotshot Canelo Alvarez.
“Did you folks see Messi cleaning the floor with our pullover and banner. He better go to God that I don’t track down him,” tweeted Alvarez after the match.
Messi never answered however Canelo kept on participating in an uneven quarrel with the former Barcelona man, in any event, becoming entangled in a contention with his former teammate Sergio Aguero.
Fortunately, following a couple of days, cooler heads won.
Mexico captain Andres Guardado – whose shirt was engaged with the episode – turned out with regards to Messi, marking the degree of consideration the matter was getting as “senseless”.
“I know the individual Messi is. It’s an arrangement with the staff that when it’s all damp with sweat, it gets left on the floor. Be it your shirt or adversary. Canelo doesn’t have any idea what a changing area is. It appears to be senseless to me. That shirt was mine, I traded it with Leo,” he told TyC Sports, via talkSPORT.
At last, after a lot of mud-throwing, basically everybody acknowledged that it was a veritable mishap on Messi’s part with no insolence expected.
But, that is to say, for Mexican lawmaker Maria Clemente Garcia Moreno who has ventured to record an authority movement that Messi be prohibited from the country over the episode.
We do not doubt that the Mexican parliament has got better things to do with its time, but that didn’t stop Moreno from drawing up an official document to present to ministers calling for Messi to no longer be allowed on Mexican soil.
“The Chamber of Deputies of the Honorable Congress of the Union respectfully urges the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue the corresponding Declaration to declare persona non grata within of the territory of the United Mexican States to the citizen of Argentine and Spanish nationality, Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccitini, due to his manifest contempt and lack of respect towards Mexico during the World Cup of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Saturday, November 26, 2022.”
Mexico were eliminated from the tournament on goal difference, having finished level on points with Poland in Group C.
It’s hard to imagine that this ‘issue’ would ever have been brought before parliament if Mexico were still involved in the competition.
Now that the motion has been formally tabled, however, officials are duty-bound to consider it, even if there would seem to be little chance of it being ratified.